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Lobbying Campaign Against Argentina
American Task Force Argentina (ATFA)
Elliot Management
National Taxpayers Union
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Lobbying Campaign Against Argentina

The following information was compiled by the Embassy of Argentina on the basis of a number of public records filed to The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives on behalf of the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), Elliot Management, the National Taxpayers Union, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in accordance to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

Total expenditures against Argentina: $3,000,000 approximately

American Task Force Argentina (ATFA)

 

 

Year
Bill / Issue
FIRMS HIRED
Lobbyists
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
2013

Contact Congress and Administration regarding Argentina's failure to comply with U.S. Court judgments.

Holding the country of Argentina accountable for honoring US Court Judgments against it.

Support Congressional efforts to engage the Argentine government and the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice Departments with respect to the $3 billion the country owes to U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default.

Lobbied The Interamerican Development Bank and The World Bank.

Covington & Burling LLP
William Wichterman
Martin B. Gold
Muftiah Mccartin
$90,000
Douglas Davenport
Himself
$50,000
The Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
$20,000
DCI Group
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
$90,000
2012

H.R. 1798 – JEFSA

S. 912 – JEFSA

Place conditions on contributions to MDBs

Support House and Senate resolutions on Argentina’s participation in the G20

Lobbied the Interamerican Development Bank and The World Bank

Covington & Burling LLP
William Wichterman
Martin B. Gold
Muftiah Mccartin
John K. Veroneau
Alan Larson
Stuart E. Eizenstat
$360,000
Douglas Davenport
Himself
$155,000
DCI Gorup
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
$80,000
The Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
Mark Glaze
$270,000
2011
H.R. 1798 - JEFSA
S. 912 - JEFSA
Seeking reinforcement and support for H.R. 5564
Support Congressional Efforts regarding U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default
Covington & Burling LLP
William Wichterman
Martin B. Gold
Muftiah Mccartin
John K. Veroneau
Alan Larson
Stuart E. Eizenstat
$180,000
Douglas Davenport
Himself
$60,000
DCI Group
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
$40,000
Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
Mark Glaze
$180,000
2010
H.R. 5564 - JEFSA
Seeking reinforcement and support for H.R. 5564
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
Covington & Burling LLP
William Wichterman
Martin Gold
Muftiah Mccartin
$180,000
Douglas Davenport
Himself
$90,000
DCI Gorup
Frank Craddock
Angela Flood
Carl Bentzel
$80,000
Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
Mark Glaze
$360,000
Trailblazer Group
Douglas Davenport
$30,000
2009
Seeking reintroduction and/or support of H.R.2493
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
Support Congressional Efforts regarding U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default
DCI Group
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
Angela Flood
$60,000
Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Dave Grimaldi
Mark Glaze
Michael Torra
$360,000
Trailblazer Group
Douglas Davenport
$80,000
2008
Engage in Congress in defending U.S. companies and organizations who invested in Argentine bonds and lost money when the country defaulted in 2001
Support Congressional Efforts regarding U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default
Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Dave Grimaldi
$350,000
2007
Financial Services Issues
Raben Group
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Dave Grimaldi
$120,000

 

Elliot Management

Total Expenditures:: $550,000 approximately

 

Year
Bill / Issue
FIRMS HIRED
Lobbyists
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
2011

H.R. 1798 - JEFSA
S. 912 - JEFSA
U.S. Policy on Multilateral Development Banks
H.R. 2583 - State-Foreign Operations
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
H.R. 4173 - Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform
USTR Regarding Argentina’s GSP Status
Distressed Debt
Bankruptcy
Hedge-Fund Regulations

Covington & Burling LLP
Stuart Eizenstat
Less than $10,000 approximately
GPC Associates LLC
Brian Gunderson
$210,000
Malkin & Ross
Gene De Santis
$30,000
Williams & Jensen PLLC
David Franasiak
Joel Oswald
Steve Blumenthal
George Baker
Eric Robins
Anthony Roda
Less than $5,000
2010
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
GPC Associates LLC
Brian Gunderson
$40,000
Malkin & Ross
Gene De Santis
Steven Sanders
$30,000
2009
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
Malkin & Ross
Gene De Santis
$45,000
2008
Lobby Not Related to Argentina
2007
Sovereign Debt Owed to a US Company
TEW Cardenas
Roger Noriega
$60,000
2006
Bankruptcy Legislation
Foreign Debt Relief
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc.
Kelly Bingel
David Castagnetti
Elise Finley Pickering
Karin Hudson
Bruce P. Mehlman
Stacey Rampy
Dean Rosen
David Thomas
Alex Vogel
$120,000

 

National Tax Payers Union

Total Expenditures: $ 245,290.72

 

Year
Bill / Issue
FIRMS HIRED
Lobbyists
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
2011
H.R. 1798
S. 912
Argentine Debt Reforms
IMF Contributions to Argentina
None
Jordan Forbes
Brandon Greife
Andrew Moylan
Duane Parde
Pete Sepp
$75,889.93
2010
H.R. 5564 Praise – Urge Intro in 112th
H.R. Introduce Senate Version
Argentine Debt Default
None
Jordan Forbes
Andrew Moylan
Duane Parde
Pete Sepp
$77,941.83
2009
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
None
Jordan Forbes
Andrew Moylan
Duane Parde
Kristina Rasmyssen
Pete Sepp
$91,458.96

 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Total Expenditures: $30,000

 

Year
Bill / Issue
FIRMS HIRED
Lobbyists
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
2011
H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
Western Skies Strategies, Inc.
Jess Peterson
$30,000

 

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